Newlywed Kimberly Perry Talks “Chainsaw” Irony

Love is in the air — at least in Kimberly Perry’s world it’s all around. It was just over a month ago that the singer officially tied the knot with her Texas Rangers’ beau J.P. Arencibia in a beautiful church wedding in The Band Perry’s hometown of Greeneville, Tennessee.

It’s a real-life fairytale she’s living, but the group’s single “Chainsaw” is anything but. Let’s not forget, art doesn’t always imitate life. The song is laced with irony and that is what the singer loved most about it from the moment she heard it. What starts off sounding like a love song quickly goes, well, a little south in the love department.

The group’s leading lady said in a recent interview, “I was always like so drawn to ’Chainsaw’ because when you listen to the verse you think it’s gonna be this sweet love song, you know, like, ’Aww, a couple going out to the middle of the woods, gonna carve their initials on a tree.'”

It does sound pretty sweet and nostalgic at first. Even Kimberly’s brother Neil Perry says it sounds “romantic.”

Then she chuckled and added, “Yeah, until you get to the chorus and they chop that sucker down, and I just think it’s so funny and ironic.”

At the end of the day, I love how they aren’t afraid to inject a little laughter and wit into their love songs. Isn’t that supposedly the stuff lasting love is made of?

Just take note, J.P., if you ever hear the sound of a chainsaw motor cranking in your garage … Kidding! Something tells me Kimberly will never have to chop a tree down in that marriage.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.